With greater and greater emphasis put on managed care today, many doctors are at a financial risk when they provide treatments to patients who are in the dying process. These patients may also feel like not becoming a burden to the society at large, and choose to fulfill a duty – Euthanasia. If the person is in a coma or is brain dead, that person is no use to himself or herself, or society anymore. Euthanasia is a viable method to end an otherwise futile attempt at recovery. The family of the person being euthanized may not want their family members in pain – to suffer.
Another point to put across is... ... middle of paper ... ... to make them pass away in a peaceful manner. In the event that the dying people who had been kept in the life support machines start to recover from the medication, what is for sure is that their lives will never be the same again. They will have to undergo several other treatments to sustain their lives. Also, there are numerous precautions that the family will have to take so as to make their lives better in the society. In conclusion, the use of life support machine is meant for temporary purposes.
Many people nearing the end of their lives have to suffer many medical treatments looking like a mortification. “Many people think of CPR as a reliable life save when, in face, the results are usually poor,” written by the author, has demonstrated for that examples. In addition, the doctors are the second factor that affects to the decision using medical treatments. All of the doctors just want to try their best to cure the patients, and they want to help the
Anger, guilt, sorrow and fear are some of the emotions that are going through the family and patients minds at this time. The healthcare workers need to keep this in mind and possibly allow medically futile treatments for a short amount of time to allow closure. However, if a treatment is only going to put more stress and pain on the patient and possibly even decrease their quality of life even more, I feel the patient would not want to hang on any longer. The healthcare team, especially nurses, have a large role in helping the family and patient understand this. Although this is a very controversial subject, families and healthcare workers can use ethical theoretical perspectives to come up with a moral decision.
Firstly, it terminates the suffering and pain of the terminally ill patients and their families. In addition to that it can also relieve the medical resources like beds and paramedical staff needed to keep those patients alive, whose death is certain. Instead those paramedical staff, their time, beds and other medical resources can be used for other patients who have curable diseases and have chances to stay and live healthy life after the treatment. Not to forget families of such patients suffer from mental and economic difficulties. On one hand patients families have burden of medical expenses to keep their loved ones alive and on the other hand it is emotionally wrecking to see their loved ones in unbearable pain and helpless about it.
Having the title of a physician holds a great deal of weight, and many obligations. One of doctor 's most important duties is to accommodate his or her patients to the fullest making him or her as comfortable as possible while trying to alleviate all pain in a timely fashion. In certain situations(mostly in the elderly and terminally ill) a doctor is not able to eliminate all pain forcing the patient to live out the last moments of his or her life in agony and misery. Unfortunately, from time to time an individual’s last option should he or she wish to die peacefully would be death. Although assisted suicide seems like a situation where far more problems are created rather than solutions(which is why many encourage assisted suicide to remain
Many believe education, training and experience will protect healthcare providers from feeling pain or loss, but compassion fatigue is inevitable especially when dealing with emotional exhaustion from work overload and patient care (Bush, 2009, pg. 26). Rehabilitation Nurses empathize with patients who are struggling to regain function or who cannot accept their new physical condition. Not all providers and all cases cause emotional distress and burnout; rather, it depends on the severity, relationship, and work environment of a Rehab Nurse (Bush, 2009, pg. 26).
A doctor can also help the patient to pass away to avoid suffering due to an incurable disease or traumatic experience (“Euthanasia.”). Some people are against legalizing euthanasia; nevertheless, I believe in the legalization of euthanasia, but only in certain circumstances. In my opinion, euthanasia would aid a person to pass on with dignity, be an advantage in the healthcare field, and aid to end a patient’s suffering. Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of Hospice, said the following quote, which is my favorite passages on dying with dignity. "You matter because you are you.
Having six months or less to live or having an illness in which patients finds themselves faced with a decision on how they are going to spend those remaining days are issues that arise in the healthcare setting. For some it is making lasting memories with their loved ones, while for others it is trying to hasten their own death. Dilemmas have been encountered by hospice workers concerning the ethical and unethical issues of patients they are caring for when choosing alternatives rather than palliative. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms of pain and stress of their illness while providing comfort measures.
The patient might just be waiting for the disease they have caught to kill them, but it does not always go so quickly . ¨Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care¨ (Ezekiel Emanuel, 1997, p. 75). If a patient is terminally ill and will not get better, it allows them to end the suffering. If the physician has to keep a constant eye on the patient and they need constant care and the patient is not getting better, the option is there if they want to end all of it they can. Sometimes dealing with all of the physical care like medications and not being able to live completely normal with a disease is hard.